Athlete of the Week: Swim’s Nicole Chang

The freshman had a meet to remember last weekend, breaking two school records in an impressive display of speed.

Joel Ashor, Sports Editor

It usually takes a year or two for a college athlete to develop into a top-tier competitor. It takes a lot of work to get to that high level of competition, but freshman Nicole Chang has wasted no time establishing herself in the conference and on the Eagles’ squad.

The freshman phenom had a record-shattering stretch last weekend at the University of La Verne Winter Invite, breaking two Biola records in a dominant performance.

On day one of the invite, Chang broke the school record in the 100-yard backstroke by swimming a blazing time of 57.67 to lead off the Eagles’ 400-yard medley relay team. This incredible time set the pace for the rest of Biola’s four-swimmer squad as they eventually won the event.

The next day, Chang re-broke the same record in the individual 100-yard backstroke race, swimming a time of 57.26 in the prelims en route to a victory in the finals with a mark of 57.76.

Chang then came out and shattered another record in the 200-yard backstroke, finishing second in the race with a time of 2:05.90.

For her excellence in the pool that includes two new Biola records, Chang is the Chimes Athlete of the Week.

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